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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Reporter may go to jail defending the right of the people to know that the accused had sex on top of the corpse   (heraldnews.suntimes.com) divider line 5
    More: Followup, Will County, contempt, double murder, contempt of court  
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2013-09-20 03:35:06 PM
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xria: Are journalists in the US completely above the law, like Lethal Weapon "Diplomatic Immunity" style, or do they just think they are?


They are not but they should be.  Democracy requires an informed electorate and forcing the press to give up sources limits the presses ability to keep the public informed
2013-09-20 04:12:38 PM
1 votes:
"The people have a right to know"

Yeah, about that.  The people would have found out everything once these POS's went to trial...but then you would not have had an "exclusive" story.

People's right to know, my ass - you wanted page views, rot in jail.
2013-09-20 03:30:52 PM
1 votes:
"Over my dead body" is meant to be metaphorical.
2013-09-20 03:26:42 PM
1 votes:

slayer199: The reporter is farked unless the Sun-Times covers the fines.


I thought that the courts more or less could not compel reporters to reveal their confidential sources.
2013-09-20 03:20:17 PM
1 votes:
Kinney told him that if the documents did not reveal his source, Hosey would have to sign an affidavit telling him who have him the records, when and how.

Editing is dead.
 
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